Graduation Resources

Spring 2021 Commencement

The University of Montana is tentatively planning an outdoor, in-person, socially distanced Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.  All graduates from 2020 (spring, summer and fall) are invited to join graduates of spring 2021 and summer 2021 for a day of pomp and circumstance as we celebrate your academic accomplishments.

The 2021 Commencement will be somewhat different than normal because of COIVD-19 safety concerns.  Two separate ceremonies will be held on May 1, and the FCFC will join the College of Business and the College of Humanities and Sciences for the tentatively planned 9:00am ceremony.  Given the pandemic, we will not hold a separate ceremony for the College, but the university’s approach to commencement will allow us to help design a ceremony more tailored to our own graduates. 

At this point, we do not know if guests will be able to attend commencement, but information on that will be available in the near future.  Regardless of our ability to host in-person guests, UM will livestream the Commencement ceremonies so those who cannot attend can still participate remotely.

Updates about the Main UM Ceremony and the ordering of regalia can be found on UM's Spring 2021 Commencement page.  This page contains a student checklist of things to do prior to commencement, a link to rent regalia, and information for families and guests. 


Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree program!  Below are the deadlines and fees for filing graduation paperwork for both graduate and undergraduate students along with links to the electronic applications and other graduation resources.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your graduation application, please visit the FCFC Student Services Office in FOR 204.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Graduation - Last Friday in April
  • Spring Graduation - Second Friday in November
  • Summer Graduation - Last Friday in February
  • Graduation Fee:  $40

Late applications will be accepted until the following dates with a $15 late fee:

  • Fall Graduation - First Monday in October*
  • Spring Graduation - First Monday in March*
  • Summer Graduation - First Monday in June*

*Graduation applications submitted after this date will be deferred to the following semester.

Bachelor's Graduation Application - Catalogs prior to 2014

Bachelor's Graduation Application - Catalogs from 2014 or later

Please visit the Office of the Registrar's Graduation Information page for additional forms and information.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Graduation - First Monday in October
  • Spring Graduation - Third Tuesday in February
  • Summer Graduation - First Monday in June
  • Graduation Fee:  $45

Late applications will not be accepted.  There is a $20 fee to move your graduation application to a subsequent semester.

Master's/PhD Graduation Application

Please visit the UM Graduate School page for more specific information on graduation deadlines and requirements.